Saturday, November 26, 2011

Penguins 6, Senators 3

So what happened?

Despite an early goal against, the Pens avoided the slow start that plagued them against St. Louis and scored four goals within the first 10 minutes of the game.

When you do that, you're going to win most games, and the Pens certainly took care of business the rest of the way.

The nice thing to see was that the Pens led in shots in all three periods.  They didn't let up.  They did take some unfortunate penalties that gave the Sens a chance to get back in the game, but the PK was up to the challenge and shut them down.

Let's hope they can capture the goal scoring magic and keep it for tonight's game against the Habs.

Who scored?
Kunitz (8), Kennedy (3), Sullivan (4), Malkin (7), Dupuis (5), Staal (11)

The Good?
  • Sid had three more points (all assists).
  • Geno is showing that he's not going to fade into the background, which would make this team really hard to beat.
  • Domination in the faceoff circle, led by Sid (18-7) and Vitale (8-2).
  • The power play managed a goal for the third straight game.
The Bad?
  • Allowing a goal just over a minute into the game... not good.
The Ugly?
  • Craig Anderson's line - 8 shots, 4 goals.
Any Surprises?
  • Sid has seven points through three games, but he has more PIM (8) than he does points.
What's their record now?
The Pens are 13-6-4.

Who's next?
A trip to Montreal to kick off a four game road trip.

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